Okay so the big story in the sports world yesterday was that the IOC is going to do away with amateur wrestling at the Olympics. And that sentence alone should tell you why we need baseball. Fast.
Anyway I've got a couple of buddies who were amateur wrestlers that were all up in arms about this yesterday. Talking about how it ruins the credibility of the games, how it was a foundation sport, how it's not ghey blah blah blah. Look I can count the amount of minutes I've spent watching Olympic wrestling on one hand but I do agree that if it's been apart of the sport since forever it should probably continue to be. Sort of seems like banning cheese from pizza or Ryan Gosling from romantic comedies. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense but, again, I'm not as up in arms as people who used to wrestle. From what I understand it takes things like discipline, physical strength and stamina and that's a holy trinity that this internet tough guy does not have.
Now what I would really like to see replace amateur wrestling is actual REAL wrestling. Survivor Series style. Each nation gets 4 wrestlers in a King of the Ring style tournament for the gold. Not that I've given it hours upon hours of thought but Team USA would consist of Stone Cold, Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair and Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Just seems like the Olympics would be Duggan's shine.
So there you go IOC! No big deal. Strange Brew: babbling on about the Brewers and fixing international competition since 2008.
PS: I can only imagine Louden Swain was heartbroken by this news.